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On This Day In History | 2005

February 7, 2018
Basketball 2005

The 2004-05 Bears

On this day 13 years ago, the boys’ basketball team topped Greenport in overtime, 39-28, to clinch at least a share of the League VIII Championship.

In a low-scoring affair that saw neither team notch double-digits in any quarter, the Bears fell behind 6-2 after the first. The Bears trailed 10-13 at he half 17-21 entering the fourth, but three 3-pointers in the final frame courtesy of Mitch Singer (2) and Jason Webster put the book in a position to win. Instead, Greenport’s Ryan Creighton connected on a one of two free throws with 7 seconds left to knot the score at 26-26 at the end of regulation.

The Bears finally came alive in the four-minute extra period, blitzing the Porters 13-2 behind five points from Mike Hickey and another 3-pointer from Singer. Singer finished with a game-high 13 points while Hickey (8), Webster (6), Isom Chapelle (6), Peter Carmel (3), and Matt Rooney (3) rounded out the scoring. The Bear defense, a calling card of the 2004-05 team, limited Creighton to just 7 points in both meetings that season. He would go on to become the second-leading scorer in New York State history.

The Bears would go on to clinch the outright League Championship in their season final, a 60-55 overtime win over Mercy that sealed their 12-2 record.



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